Ana Bastida

Senior Lecturer, Mining Programme
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Bio

Biography

I am interested in the role of law and normative systems in general to advance sustainable development as well as in governance processes aimed at balancing interests and outcomes. I have specific expertise in the law and governance of natural resources and the design of resource regimes, particularly in the extractive industries. I develop my work in academia and through collaboration with various organisations through commissioned research, advisory services, and the development of education and training projects and programmes in the resources sector.

I am a lecturer (part-time) and led the Mining Programme at the Centre for Energy, Petroleum and Mineral Law and Policy (CEPMLP), University of Dundee for ten years. My earlier research work started by identifying patterns of law and policy in the mining sector that were not conducive to sustainable development, and has expanded, exploring and testing integrated regimes in theory and in practice. I have been extremely lucky in having the opportunity of participating in major international initiatives aimed at transforming concepts and practices in the sector, including the Mining, Metals and Sustainable Development Project (MMSD) (2002), the International Study Group for the Review of African Mining Regimes (a technical taskforce of which developed the African Mining Vision) as a member (UNECA, from its inception in 2007), and the Model Mining Development Agreement Project (IBA, 2009).

I act as external advisor to governments and organisations. These have included assignments with governments (Argentina, Côte d' Ivoire, Ecuador, El Salvador, Ethiopia, Georgia, Mozambique, Mongolia, Montserrat and St Helena Islands), intergovernmental organizations (UN, UNECA, IFC, World Bank, GIZ, DfID), companies (Anglo American, Rio Tinto, De Beers) and non-governmental organisations (IUCN, RWI, Global Witness, Open Society Justice Initiative) as well as corporate institutions (International Tin Research Institute). 

My academic career started as a research fellow at the Institute of Social and Legal Sciences 'Ambrosio Gioja', Law Faculty, University of Buenos Aires. I practised law with the firms Tomás de Pablos & Associates, and Hope, Duggan & Silva in Buenos Aires, with responsibilities in the Mineral and Environmental Law section.

A qualified lawyer in Argentina (Specialisation in Natural Resources Law, University of Buenos Aires (cum laude); LL.M in Resources Law and Policy (CEPMLP, Dundee; with distinction), Ph.D (CEPMLP/Dundee). Member of the Environmental Law Group of the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN) from 2000; nominated in the Who’s Who of Mining Law consecutively from 1999; member of the Academic Board of Revista Argentina de Derecho de la Energía, Hidrocarburos y Minería; former Deputy Managing Editor of the Journal of Energy and Natural Resources Law.

 

Publications

Bastida, AE 2014,

'From extractive to transformative industries: paths for linkages and diversification for resource-driven development' Mineral Economics, vol 27, no. 2-3, pp. 73-87. DOI:
10.1007/s13563-014-0062-8

Research output: Contribution To Journal



Bastida, AE & Ericsson, M (eds) 2014,

'Can Mining Be a Catalyst to Diversifying Economies?' Mineral Economics, vol 27, no. 2-3.

Research output: Contribution To Journal



Bastida, AE 2013,

'The Perennial Issues of Resource Ownership and the Mineral Rights-Land Interface: From Principles to Practice' Paper presented at RMMLF/IBA Special Institute on International Mining and Oil and Gas Law, Development and Investment, Cartagena de Indias, Colombia, 22/04/13 - 24/04/13, .

Research output: Contribution To Conference



Bastida, AE & Lipschutz, K 2012,

'Seminar Report: Minerals Taxation and Sustainable Development' Minerals Taxation and Sustainable Development, co-organised by CEPMLP/Dundee, University of Witwatersrand and Raw Materials Group at the Natural History Museum, London, United Kingdom, 27/06/12 - 28/06/12, pp. 32.

Research output: Contribution To Conference



Revenue Watch Institute 2009,

A Mining Supplement to “Drilling Down – The Civil Society Guide to Extractive Industry Revenues and the EITI". in C Eads, P Mitchell & F Paris (eds), Advancing the EITI in the Mining Sector: A Consultation with Stakeholders. Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative, Oslo, pp. 100-111.

Research output: Contribution To Book Anthology



Bastida, AE & Yupari, A 2009,

Mining Reform in Africa and in Latin America: Sharing Experiences. United Nations Economic Commission for Africa, Addis Ababa.

Research output: Book Anthology



Bastida, AE & Yupari Aguado, A 2008,

Enhancing the Contribution of Mining to Sustainable Development in Romania: A Law & Policy Framework. Soros Foundation Romania, Bucharest.

Research output: Book Anthology



Bastida, A 2008,

Mining law in the context of development. in P Andrews-Speed (ed.), International competition for resources: the role of law, the state and of markets. Dundee University Press, Dundee.

Research output: Contribution To Book Anthology



Bastida, E & Valiente Noailles, C 2008,

National Regulations: Argentina, Brazil, Mexico, Venezuela. in A Clo & P Bernardini (eds), Encyclopaedia of Hydrocarbons. vol. IV, Istituto della Enciclopedia Italiana Treccani, Rome, pp. 641-659.

Research output: Contribution To Book Anthology



Bastida, AE, Ifesi-Okoye, A, Mahmud, S, Ross, J & Walde, T 2007,

'Cross-Border Unitization and Joint Development Agreements: An International Law Perspective' Houston Journal of International Law, vol 29, no. 2, pp. 355-425.

Research output: Contribution To Journal



Bastida, E 2006,

'Sustainable Investment in the Minerals Sector: Re-examining the Paradigm' International Environmental Agreements: Politics, Law and Economics, vol 6, no. 4, pp. 401-406. DOI:
10.1007/s10784-006-9019-x

Research output: Contribution To Journal



Bastida, E, Walde, T & Warden-Fernandez, J (eds) 2005,

International and Comparative Mineral Law and Policy: Trends and Prospects. Kluwer Law International, The Hague.

Research output: Book Anthology



Bastida, E 2005,

Mineral Law: New Directions? in E Bastida, T Walde & J Warden-Fernandez (eds), International and Comparative Mineral Law and Policy: Trends and Prospects. International Energy and Resources Law and Policy Series, vol. 21, Kluwer Law International, The Hague, pp. 409-425.

Research output: Contribution To Book Anthology



Bastida, E, Walde, T & Warden-Fernandez, J 2005,

Introduction and Overview. International and Comparative Perspectives of Mineral Law and Policy. in E Bastida, T Walde & J Warden-Fernandez (eds), International and Comparative Mineral Law and Policy: Trends and Prospects. Kluwer Law International, The Hague, pp. 1-34.

Research output: Contribution To Book Anthology



Bastida, E 2004,

Integrating sustainability into mining law: the experience of some Latin American countries. in N Schrijver & F Weiss (eds), International law and sustainable development : principles and practice. Developments in international law, no. 51, Martinus Nijhoff, Leiden, pp. 575-606.

Research output: Contribution To Book Anthology



Bastida, E 2001,

'A Review of the Concept of Security of Mineral Tenure: Issues and Challenges' Journal of Energy and Natural Resources Law, vol 19, no. 1, pp. 31-43.

Research output: Contribution To Journal



Bastida, AE 1997,

'Competitive Land-Uses in Some Selected Countries in Latin-America: Towards a Relative Precedence of Mining Land Use?' CEPMLP Annual Review, vol 1.

Research output: Contribution To Journal



Activities

Workshop on the Rule of Law, Governance and Natural Resources, 22-23 January 2015, University of Amsterdam

Role: Invited speaker
Activity: Participation in workshop, seminar, course

22 1 2015

Seminario Argentina Oro y Plata, Panorama Minero

Role: Invited speaker
Activity: Participation in conference

14 11 2012

RMMLF/IBA Conference

Role: Invited speaker
Activity: Participation in conference

23 4 2013

Programme Officer

Role: Member
Activity: Types of External academic engagement - Contribution to the work of national or international committees and working groups

1 12 2015

Minerals Taxation and Sustainable Development, co-organised by CEPMLP/Dundee, University of Witwatersrand and Raw Materials Group at the Natural History Museum

Role: Organiser
Activity: Participation in conference

27 6 2012

Jornadas de Derecho Minero-Energetico

Role: Keynote/plenary speaker
Activity: Participation in conference

16 10 2014

International Study Group for the Review of African Mining Regimes

Role: Member
Activity: Types of External academic engagement - Contribution to the work of national or international committees and working groups

  2007

Extractive Industries for Sustainable Development. Enhancing Public-Private Cooperation in the context of the Post-2015 Agenda

Role: Invited speaker
Activity: Participation in workshop, seminar, course

4 12 2014

Encuentro Inter-Institucional entre el Sector Productivo Minero y Universidades Andinas

Role: Invited speaker
Activity: Participation in workshop, seminar, course

27 11 2014

CEPMLP Annual Mining Seminar: Can Mining be a Catalyst for Diversifying Economies? Emerging Experiences and Lessons

Role: Organiser
Activity: Participation in conference

24 6 2013

Alternative pathways to sustainable development: lessons from Latin America

Role: Participant
Activity: Participation in workshop, seminar, course

25 1 2016